College Student Who Stole More Than $5 Million in Cryptocurrency By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison -- First Person To Be Sentenced For the Crime

A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks is the first person to be sentenced for the crime. From a report: A college student who stole more than $5 million in cryptocurrency by hijacking the phone numbers of around 40 victims pleaded guilty and accepted a plea deal of 10 years in prison, Motherboard has learned. Joel Ortiz accepted the plea deal last week, Erin West, the Deputy District Attorney in Santa C...
Tags: Tech, Motherboard, Ortiz, Joel Ortiz, Santa Clara County California, Erin West, Samy Tarazi

Microsoft's Moving Xbox Ad Was the Best Thing About the Super Bowl

Mark Serrels, writing for CNET: Super Bowl 53 has come and gone and, for me at least, there was one clear highlight. This Microsoft commercial. [...] Essentially a commercial for Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, this ad follows up on an earlier ad from the Christmas period, which highlights young kids with limited mobility playing video games. It's incredible. It tells the story of kids with limited mobility and their love for video games. All kids love video games and if you're a person ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Cnet, Mark Serrels

Turkish Airlines’ Pregame Spot Teased a Mysterious 6-Minute Film by Ridley Scott

Turkish Airlines returned to the Big Game this year with a 30-second pregame ad that marked a dramatic departure from its 2018 in-flight effort starring Dr. Oz. The key difference may have been legendary director Ridley Scott of Blade Runner and Apple's 1984 fame, who helmed this year's ad (and whose RSA Films produced it)....
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Ridley Scott, Turkish Airlines, The Big Game

Behind Tech’s Shine, Some Warnings Signs Appear

From Apple to Nvidia, tech companies say business is slowing. Among the reasons: China and a Bitcoin slump. It may be just a bump — until it’s not.
Tags: Apple, News, China, Cloud Computing, Smartphones, Nvidia, Data Centers, Apple Inc, Micron Technology Inc, Intel Corporation, Company Reports, Computers and the Internet, Computer Chips, Nvidia Corporation, Bitcoin (Currency

Operator of Tonga’s internet cable can’t rule out sabotage

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A director at the operator of Tonga’s undersea internet cable said Monday he can’t rule out sabotage as the reason the cable broke and plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks. Repair crews found two breaks along the vital fiber-optic cable that connects Tonga with the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Pacific, Tonga, Wellington New Zealand

Tonga director can’t rule out sabotage in internet outage

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A director of the company which operates Tonga’s undersea internet cable says he can’t rule out sabotage as breaking the cable which plunged the Pacific nation into virtual darkness for almost two weeks. Piveni Piukala, a director of Tonga Cable Ltd., said Monday that crews found two breaks along the […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Pacific, Tonga, Wellington New Zealand, Piveni Piukala, Tonga Cable Ltd

Build a 5-Star Customer Experience With Artificial Intelligence

By Alston Ghafourifar and Michael Evans Rapid technological advances have created opportunities for smaller companies to serve customers around the world and effectively compete with larger companies for new customers. These smaller companies are rapidly going global, deploying a variety of technology-enabled solutions such as automated call centers, customer service bots, and digital marketing intelligence. But these advances, designed to facilitate customer interaction and service in new ways,...
Tags: Technology, Craigslist, Air Canada, Sales, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Rbs, Ai, Forrester Research, Michael Evans, Stubhub, Ticketmaster, Royal Bank of Scotland RBS, Newport Board Group, Dorchester Collection

The World's Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

Along America's west coast, the world's most valuable companies are racing to make artificial intelligence smarter. Google and Facebook have boasted of experiments using billions of photos and thousands of high-powered processors. But late last year, a project in eastern Tennessee quietly exceeded the scale of any corporate AI lab. It was run by the US government. From a report: The record-setting project involved the world's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, at Oak Ridge National Lab. The m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, China, US, America, Tech, Tennessee, Prabhat, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab His

Ad Meter 2019: Google 2

Ad Meter 2019: Checn out Google's second ad featured during the 2019 Super Bowl.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today

Live Q&A: Ann Smarty on Link Building and Featured Snippets Wed, Feb 6, 2019 9-5 EST

Join us in the BizSugar Mastermind Community this coming Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Ann Smarty will be answering your questions about SEO, link building, and especially landing more than your fair share of Featured Snippets. This is one event you won’t want to miss. I’ve been collecting questions and relevant links to ensure small businesses, bloggers, and the consultants and freelancers who work with them learn all they can. What You Need to Know About Link Buildi...
Tags: Google, Business, Linkedin, Skype, Don, Ann Smarty, Gail Gardner, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Featured snippets, BizSugar Mastermind Community, Ann Vazoola

‘Hamlet’ in virtual reality casts the viewer in the play

The creators of this virtual reality version of Shakespeare — the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Google — hope that beyond the fresh experience it provides, it will also serve as a tool to bring great theater to wider audiences.
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, News, Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Pirate Bay 'Promotion' Increases Post-Release Box Office Revenue, Study Shows

New research suggests that post-release movie piracy through The Pirate Bay is linked to increased box revenue. The counter-intuitive finding is driven by word-of-mouth promotion. The effect, which does not apply to pre-release piracy, results in rather interesting policy implications. From a report: Hollywood's general logic is that piracy hurts box office revenues. However, there is also some evidence of positive effects through word-of-mouth promotion. Using the Pirate Bay downtime as a natur...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, Pirate Bay, Lu, Xin Wang, Shijie Lu, Neil Bendle, Empirical Analysis in Movie Industry Movies

Passengers Encouraged to Share Insights About Each Other’s Countries Using Holographic Technology

Let’s face it: no matter how much research you may conduct prior to traveling to another country where you may have never been before, you find that there is always something about which you would have liked to have known first prior to departure. A new technology provided to passengers by... The post appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Google Shows How It Can Help Veterans Find Jobs in Super Bowl Ad

The second of Google's Super Bowl ads focused on America's military and how Google can help them transition back to civilian life. Set to a spare piano score, the 60-second spot created by Google's in-house Google Creative Lab takes a minimalist approach, opening on a series of codes on various forms. A voiceover by John...
Tags: Google, Advertising, America, The Big Game

Ontario Courts Finally Go Digital (Almost)

The process of digitizing the legal system in Ontario has been fraught with challenges and setbacks. In 2011, Precedent Magazine detailed some of the efforts to modernize legal records, with the Integrated Justice Project dating as far back to 1996, intending to create a centralized online electronic filing and case management system. These unsuccessful efforts cost taxpayers an untold millions of dollars, without anything significant achieved. For anyone working in the legal system in Ontario, ...
Tags: Technology, Law, Ontario, Court Services, Integrated Justice Project, GTHA

'GOOGLE – 100 Billion Words / Translation (2019) :60 (USA)

Telecom & Dotcoms Read more about 'GOOGLE – 100 Billion Words / Translation (2019) :60 (USA) Add new comment [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A look inside Blind's anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google's diversity efforts (Jennings Brown/Gizmodo) (techmeme)

Jennings Brown / Gizmodo: A look inside Blind's anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google's diversity efforts  —  In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years …
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Google Translate’s Emotional Super Bowl Ad Focuses on the Unifying Power of Language

The first of two Super Bowl spots from Google focused not on a phone or another new product but Google Translate, the company's 12-year-old multilingual machine-translation service. This minute-long spot positions Translate--and language itself--as a great unifier, with its title noting that users process 100 billion words each day. In a series of vignettes occurring...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Google Translate, The Big Game, Unifying Power of Language

Ann Smarty Answers About Link Building and Featured Snippets

Although the live event is now over, you can still come see all the great questions and comprehensive answers Ann Smarty provided about Featured Snippets, Link Building, and the effect of commenting on our sites. See the questions below and go to the Mastermind Community for her responses and images. Join us in the BizSugar Mastermind Community this coming Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  Ann Smarty will be answering your questions about SEO, link building, and especially...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Linkedin, Ariel, Skype, Don, Ann Smarty, David Leonhardt, Gail Gardner, Julie Weishaar, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Ileane Smith, Martin Lindeskog, Flipsnack, Lisa Sicard

Google Play Store junks malicious beauty camera Android apps that stole pictures

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro discovered 29 malicious beauty camera apps for Android. The apps have been taken down from the Google Play Store, but not before millions of downloads. The post Google Play Store junks malicious beauty camera Android apps that stole pictures appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, News, Trends, Malware, Malicious Apps, Trend Micro

Bitcoin is Worth Less Than the Cost To Mine It

The production-weighted cash cost to create one Bitcoin averaged around $4,060 globally in the fourth quarter, according to analysts with JPMorgan Chase & Co. With Bitcoin itself currently trading below $3,600, that doesn't look like such a good deal. However, there's a big spread around the average, meaning that there are clear winners and losers. From a report: Low-cost Chinese miners are able to pay much less -- the estimate is around $2,400 per Bitcoin -- by leveraging direct power purchasin...
Tags: Tech, JPMorgan Chase Co With Bitcoin, Natasha Kaneva, Joyce Chang Electricity

Crypto Exchange Says It Can't Repay $190 Million to Clients After Founder Dies With Only Password

Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX says it cannot repay most of $190 million in client holdings after its 30-year-old founder Gerald Cotten, the only person who knew the passwords to its “cold storage,” unexpectedly died in India in December 2018, Coindesk reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Passwords, India, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Crypto Exchanges, Gerald Cotten

Spotify, eBay set standard for fertility benefits, study finds

The technology sector awards women and same-sex couples the most comprehensive fertility benefit packages, according to a survey by FertilityIQ, an online platform for fertility patients to review doctors and research treatments. The company asked 30,000 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) patients across industries about their employers’ — or their spouse’s employer’s’ — 2019 fertility treatment policy, and allocated points based on their support for IVF procedures and egg freezing, among other servic...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest, Ebay, Insurance, Tech, Fertility, Vice Media, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, Anderson, Armour, Analog Devices

Google Play Store Now Open For Progressive Web Apps

Maximiliano Firtman: Chrome 72 for Android shipped the long-awaited Trusted Web Activity feature, which means we can now distribute PWAs in the Google Play Store! I played with the feature for a while, digging into the APIs and here you have a summary of what's going on, what to expect and how to use it today. Chrome 72 for Android is now shipping from the Play Store to all users and this version included Trusted Web Activity (TWA), that in a nutshell is a way to open Chrome in standalone mode (...
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Caution APPLE USERS Submitted by DanAyo on February 3, 2019 - 4:28pm. I just upgraded to Apple iOS 12.1.3. Since upgrading I am have great difficulty posting replies on the forum. When replying to some longer post, when the keyboard is visible I am unable to see the cursor in thetext box. This is happening on a regular basis. I upgraded this morning.I sent Floyd a PM.If you already have this update, please let me know if you are also experiencing problems.Danny
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Bud raises $20M to connect banks to fintechs and other financial service providers

Bud, the U.K. fintech that helps banks connect their apps and data to other fintech companies and financial service providers, has closed over $20 million in further funding. The Series A round sees the company pick up backing from a number of banks: HSBC (which, via First Direct, it also counts as a customer), Goldman Sachs, ANZ, Investec’s INVC fund, and InnoCells (the corporate venture arm of Banco Sabadell). Others participating include Lord Fink (the former chief executive of hedge fund ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Tech, George Osborne, Bud, Hsbc, Treasury, Fintech, Fink, Hiscox, Dunning, Man Group, Open Banking

Join our #HelloToKindness panel – and have your say

Join HELLO! as we go LIVE from Apple's HQ in London on Tuesday 5 February at 8pm for an...
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A Coalition of Giant Brands is About To Change How We Shop Forever, With a New Zero-Waste Platform

In the not-too-distant future -- as soon as this spring, if you live in or near New York City or Paris -- you'll be able to buy ice cream or shampoo in a reusable container. When you're done eating a tub of Haagen-Dazs, you'll toss the sleek stainless steel package in your personal reuse bin instead of your trash can. Then it will be picked up for delivery back to a cleaning and sterilization facility so that it can be refilled with more ice cream for another customer. From a report: Loop, a ne...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Unilever, Paris, Loop, Procter Gamble, Häagen Dazs, Tom Szaky, Szaky, Coalition of Giant Brands

As rocket companies proliferate, new enabling tech emerges as the next wave in the space race

Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, Relativity Space, Slingshot Aeropsace, SpaceX and Virgin Orbit have raised billions of dollars to create new vehicles to launch payloads into space, but as the private space industry develops in the U.S. investors are beginning to back enabling technologies boost the next wave of innovation. Whether it’s satellite manufacturers, new propulsion systems for satellites, antennae for data transmission or actually building out the networks themselves, the new space race...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spacex, London, California, Tech, Broadband, United States, Alaska, Satellite, Aws, Lockheed Martin, Satellite Imagery, Morgan Stanley, Spaceflight, Cloud Services

Non Sequiturs: 02.03.19

* How have personnel changes at the Supreme Court affected the dynamics at oral argument? Adam Feldman offers this analysis. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Ed Whelan expresses relief over the White House’s new slate of Ninth Circuit nominations. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Can President Trump declare a “national emergency” in order to build his […]
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, White House, Analytics, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Adam Feldman, Ninth Circuit, Rudolph Giuliani, Brianne Gorod, Stephen Cooper, Kenneth Lee

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